"The Tourism Ministry views tourism as an essential engine for economic growth that creates new jobs in the periphery," said Tourism Minister Uzi Landau. "We will continue our work in growing the number of visitors to Israel and realizing the tourism potential."
Foreign tourists shun Israeli hotels / Danny Sadeh
Number of travelers arriving in Israel grows by 110% in 25 years, while average length of tourist's hotel stay dips 50% as many choose to spend night in cheaper Bethlehem. Meanwhile, number of tourists visiting neighboring countries grows by thousands of percentage points